10 Of The Strongest Beers From Australia & Around The World

Every now and then a standard strength beer just doesn’t cut it, and thankfully there are plenty of options out there for something that will put some hairs on your chest!

Globally, a few breweries have been slugging it out to see who can create the most alcoholic beer in the world. Currently Brewmeister in Scotland holds the top spot with a fiercely potent beer called Snake Venom (ABV: 67.5%). To save all of you tough men and women the hassle of going and finding out about the rest, we’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Strongest Beers in the world, alongside some suggestions for some local Aussie beers that deliver a good kick.

Forget having a session, downing just one of these beers will make you drunker than a monkey’s uncle. Below we have 10 of the most alcoholic beers in the world, but first 10 of the strongest beers you can buy right now!


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SOME of the strongest beers you can buy right now

  • Dad & Dave’s SMASH! Galaxy Double IPA
  • Bonehead Brewing Bonafide Free Fall Double NEIPA
  • Kaiju Mutation Program Beyond The Black River Barrel-aged Stout
  • The Coastal Brewing The Ruins DIPA

    The Coastal Brewing The Ruins DIPA

    $8.00 - $42.00 $8.00 - $42.00 Buy Beer
  • One Drop X Drop Project (UK) Long Haul Hazy DIPA
  • CoConspirators Distributor Hazy Double IPA
  • Pirate Life Lime & Pineapple Sour Ale
  • Garage Project Fruitallica West Coast IPA
  • Garage Project Double Pernicious Weed Double Monster Hop IIPA
  • Mountain Culture Road to Nowhere Double NEIPA
  • Little Bang x Old Wives Ales Sure. Fine. Whatever Imperial Oat Cream Pale
  • Moon Dog The Baron Of Barrels Golden Strong Ale
  • Moon Dog Jumping The Shark 2021 Imperial Stout
  • Moon Dog Passionfruit Pineapple Imperial Ice Cream Sour Ale
  • One Drop Contact High NEIPA
  • Little Bang Zero Kelvin Cold IPA

    Little Bang Zero Kelvin Cold IPA

    $8.15 - $28.55 $8.15 - $28.55 Buy Beer
  • Boatrocker Oakey Dokey Stout
  • Bonehead Brewing Get In My Belly Wee Heavy
  • Deeds ORB Weaver DIPA with Shiraz Must & Hibiscus
  • Sauce Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA
  • 8 Wired Nexus West Coast Style DIPA
  • Akasha The Eagle Quadruple IPA
  • BeerFarm Big Hazy Double IPA

    BeerFarm Big Hazy Double IPA

    $9.80 - $118.00 $9.80 - $118.00 Buy Beer
  • Hawkers Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Chocolate Edition
  • Hope Imperial Red Rye
  • Garage-Project-Broke-Deck-West-Coast-Classic-IPA
  • Philter Double IPA
  • Deeds Brewing Pomona's Harvest Double Fruited Cream Sour
  • Deeds Brewing Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
  • White Bay Rusted On Red IPA 2.0

    White Bay Rusted On Red IPA 2.0

    $8.80 - $106.15 $8.80 - $106.15 Buy Beer
  • Hawkers 2021 Vintage Series Brandy Baltic Porter
  • Hope Elite Pack

    $59.95 - $225.00 $59.95 - $225.00 Buy Beer
  • Hope F-11.1% Jet Black IIIPA

    Hope F-11.1% Jet Black IIIPA

    $12.95 - $219.00 $12.95 - $219.00 Buy Beer
  • Hope F18 Black Rhino Stout

    Hope F18 Black Rhino Stout

    $21.25 - $375.00 $21.25 - $375.00 Buy Beer
  • De Molen Party sQuad
  • De Molen Nice & Cosy BA

10 of the strongest beers from around the world


10) Sam Adams Utopias 2017 – ABV: 28% (United States)

This brew is reminiscent of a rich vintage port, old cognac, or fine sherry with notes of dark fruit, subtle sweetness, and a deep rich malty smoothness.

9) BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin – ABV: 32% (Scotland)

When this beer was released in 2009, it was the strongest beer ever produced, and so began the craze to create insanely powerful brews. This beer is freeze distilled three times before being bottled. The result is a fragrant, thick-bodied ice beer with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate.

8) Struise Black Damnation VI, Messy – ABV: 39% (Belgium)

This pitch black beer has been described as tasting smoky, bitter, malty and roasted with distinct liquorice, chocolate and coffee flavours.

7) Baladin Esprit De Noel – ABV: 40% (Italy)

Left to rest in oak barrels, the colour is straw yellow and the taste is smooth with gentle notes of wood and chocolate.

6) BrewDog Sink The Bismarck – ABV: 41% (Scotland)

Kettle hopped, dry hopped, then freeze hopped for a deep fruit, resinous and spicy aroma. This is a full out attack on your taste-buds.

5) BrewDog End of History – ABV: 55% (Scotland)

Made in a batch of just 11 bottles for $765 each, this beer stirred up quite a lot of controversy because of the vessel it came in – a taxidermy squirrel!

4) Schorschbrau’s Schorschbock 57% Finis Coronat Opus – ABV: 57.7% (Germany)

This rare German beer was made in a limited batch of 36 bottles. Impossible to pronounce especially after drinking one!

3) Koelschip Start The Future – ABV: 60% (The Netherlands)

This Dutch brewery created Start The Future in response to BrewDog’s End of History. Nice one!

2) Brewmeister Armageddon – ABV: 65% (Scotland)

Despite having a high alcohol content, this beer also displays a good amount of malts, sweet flavours, and subtle aromas.

1) Brewmeister Snake Venom – ABV: 67.5% (SCOTLAND)

Pours a dark amber in colour with no carbonation due to the high ABV. Remarkably it still tastes like a beer despite the high alcohol content.

If your interested in seeing the reaction to people trying Snake Venom I recommend watching this video